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New Releases: 8/7/18

Happy New Release Day! Here’s what went on sale today.

An Informal History of the Hugos by Jo Walton

Image Placeholder of - 82 Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor.com, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award’s inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year’s full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time.

Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black

Poster Placeholder of - 63 A mother hanged for murder. A daughter left to pick up the pieces of their crumbling estate. Can she clear her family’s name if it means facing her own dark past?

Debut author Teri Bailey Black unearths the long-buried secrets of a small New England town in this richly atmospheric Gothic tale of murder, guilt, redemption, and finding love where least expected.

Null States by Malka Older

Image Place holder  of - 2 The future of democracy is about to implode.

After the last controversial global election, the global infomocracy that has ensured thirty years of world peace is fraying at the edges. As the new Supermajority government struggles to establish its legitimacy, agents of Information across the globe strive to keep the peace and maintain the flows of data that feed the new world order.

Privateer by Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes

Place holder  of - 58 The swashbuckling adventures of Captain Kate Fitzmaurice continues in this thrilling continuation of the epic tale of the Dragon Corsairs.

Captain Kate soon escapes from prison and saves her crew with the help of Prince Tom. She and her crew are drawn ever deeper into the intrigue and danger of doing business in the kingdom. With them running out of allies and left with nowhere to turn, Kate and Tom strike out on their own.

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells

Placeholder of  -80 Sci-fi’s favorite antisocial A.I. is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah’s SecUnit is.

And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good.

Without Fear by Col. David Hunt & R. J. Pineiro

Southern Afghanistan, 2005. NATO forces are battling the Taliban across Kandahar Province. In a terrifying twist, the rebels unearth a tactical nuclear bomb lost in the final days of the Soviet occupation. The years buried in the sand have damaged it, so the Taliban seeks the help of al Qaeda to secure replacement parts through its contacts in Saudi Arabia, the Opium Cartel, and the Russian Mafia. Doing so, however, inadvertently alerts the Americans, the Russians, and the Israelis.

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In a Time of Treason by David Keck

Fighting under the banner of Lord Lamoric, Durand and his companions have thwarted a mad duke’s ambition and saved the crown, but their victory has brought them scars, empty purses, and little else. The fragile peace they forged with their sacrifices cannot hold. Too many barons have plotted against the king, driving him to vengeful madness, sending the kingdom into chaos.

Can Durand’s loyalties and the land of his birth survive the forces that threaten to tear them asunder during a time of treason?

Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks by George R.R. Martin

Something is stirring on Ellis Island, something strange and dangerous enough to subdue even the white-hot tensions between Wild Cards and normal humans. They call themselves the Jumpers: a vicious gang with the power to transport their minds into others’ bodies, using them to commit acts of terror and violence, before abandoning them and leaving their victims to face the consequences.

NEW IN MANGA

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Light Novel) Vol. 3 Story by Ryo Shirakome; Art by Takaya-ki

Devilman VS. Hades Vol. 2 Story by Go Nagai; art by Team Moon

Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! (Light Novel) Vol. 2 Story by FUNA; Art by Itsuki Akata

Toradora! (Light Novel) Vol. 2 Story by Yuyuko Takemiya, Art by Yasu

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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in October

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in October! See who is coming to a city near you this month.

Elizabeth Bear, The Stone in the Skull

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Tuesday, October 10
Odyssey Bookshop
South Hadley, MA
7:00 PM
In conversation with Scott Lynch.

Wednesday, October 11
Pandemonium Books and Games
Cambridge, MA
7:00 PM
In conversation with Scott Lynch.

Matt Goldman, Gone to Dust

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Sunday, October 29
Men of Mystery
Irvine Marriott Hotel
Irvine, CA
9:00 AM
Books provided by Mysterious Galaxy.

Erika Lewis, Game of Shadows

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Thursday, October 5
Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
7:00 PM

Seanan McGuire, Deadlands: Boneyard

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Tuesday, October 17
Barnes & Noble
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM

Annalee Newitz, Autonomous

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Tuesday, October 10
Harvard Book Store
Cambridge, MA
7:00 PM

Thursday, October 12
Kramerbooks
Washington, DC
6:30 PM

Friday, October 13
City Winery
New York, NY
8:00 PM
Cabinet of Wonders – also with Aparna Nancherla.

Linda Stasi, Book of Judas

Tuesday, October 3
Waterside Health Club
New York, NY
6:30 PM

Brian Staveley, Skullsworn

Sunday, October 15
Towne Book Center
Collegeville, PA
3:00 PM

Fran Wilde, Horizon

Sunday, October 15
Casa Machado
San Diego, CA
6:00 PM
Books provided by Mysterious Galaxy. Also with Chuck Wendig and Kevin Hearne.

Tuesday, October 17
Borderlands Café
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM
Also with Chuck Wendig and Kevin Hearne.

Wednesday, October 18
Powell’s Books
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM
Also with Chuck Wendig and Kevin Hearne.

Thursday, October 19
University Temple United Methodist Church
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM
Books provided by the University Bookstore. Also with Chuck Wendig and Kevin Hearne.

Sunday, October 22
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA
2:00 PM

Wednesday, October 25
SecurityScorecard Women in Tech Meetup
SecurityScorecard HQ
New York, NY
6:00 PM

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New Releases: 9/19/17

Happy New Release Day! Here’s what went on sale today.

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

Placeholder of  -50 Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can’t otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane.

Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?

Book of Judas by Linda Stasi

Image Place holder  of - 95 When her infant son is placed in mortal danger, New York City reporter Alessandra Russo is forced to save him by tracking down the missing pages of the Gospel of Judas, a heretical manuscript that was unearthed in Al-Minya, Egypt, in the 1970s. The manuscript declares that Judas was the beloved, not the betrayer, of Jesus.

The Gospel disappeared for decades before being rediscovered, rotted beyond repair, in a safety deposit box. Rumors insist that the most important pages had been stolen—pages that Alessandra now must find, if they even exist.

Null States by Malka Older

Image Placeholder of - 88 The future of democracy is about to implode.

After the last controversial global election, the global infomocracy that has ensured thirty years of world peace is fraying at the edges. As the new Supermajority government struggles to establish its legitimacy, agents of Information across the globe strive to keep the peace and maintain the flows of data that feed the new world order.

NEW IN PAPERBACK

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

Poster Placeholder of - 16 Expected by his enemies to die the miserable death of a military slave, Kaladin survived to be given command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial first for a low-status “darkeyes.” Now he must protect the king and Dalinar from every common peril as well as the distinctly uncommon threat of the Assassin, all while secretly struggling to master remarkable new powers that are somehow linked to his honorspren, Syl.

NEW IN MANGA

Bloom into You Vol. 3 Story and art by Nakatani Nio

Dreamin’ Sun Vol. 3 Story and art by Ichigo Takano

The High School Life of a Fudanshi Vol. 2 Story and art by Michinoku Atami

Plum Crazy! Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat Vol. 2 Story and art by Hoshino Natsumi 

The Seven Princes of the Thousand-Year Labyrinth Vol. 4 Story by Aikawa Yu; Art by Atori Haruno

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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in September

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in September! See who is coming to a city near you this month.

Spencer Ellsworth, Starfire: A Red Peace

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Friday, September 1
The Book Bin
Salem, OR
7:00 PM

Saturday, September 16
Village Books
Bellingham, WA
7:00 PM

Sarah Gailey, Taste of Marrow

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Saturday, September 9
Borderlands Café
San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM
Also with Seanan McGuire.

Max Gladstone, The Ruin of Angels

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Tuesday, September 5
Pandemonium Books and Games
Cambridge, MA
7:00 PM

Monday, September 11
Powell’s Books
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM
In conversation with Fonda Lee.

Saturday, September 16
Borderlands Café
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM

Monday, September 18
The Last Bookstore
Los Angeles, CA
7:30 PM

Thursday, September 21
Harvard Book Store
Cambridge, MA
7:00 PM

Matt Goldman, Gone to Dust

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Sunday, September 10
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
2:00 PM

Wednesday, September 13
Montgomery Public Library
Montgomery, MN
7:00 PM

Thursday, September 14
Once Upon a Crime
Minneapolis, MN
7:00 PM

Alan Gratz, Ban This Book

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Sunday, September 24
Malaprops
Asheville, NC
2:00 PM

Monday, September 25
The Book Stall
Winnetka, IL
4:30 PM

Tuesday, September 26
Anderson’s Bookshop
Downers Grove, IL
7:00 PM

Wednesday, September 27
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA
4:00 PM

Thursday, September 28
Let’s Play Books
Emmaus, PA
3:30 PM

Friday, September 29
Hooray for Books
Alexandria, VA
6:30 PM

Saturday, September 30
Chapel Hill Library
Chapel Hill, NC
2:00 PM

Rachel Howzell Hall, City of Saviors

Sunday, September 10
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
2:00 PM

Nancy Kress, Tomorrow’s Kin

Thursday, September 14
Third Place Books – Ravenna
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM

Annalee Newitz, Autonomous

Wednesday, September 20
Caveat
New York, NY
6:00 PM
In conversation with Rose Eveleth.

Thursday, September 21
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA
6:30 PM

Friday, September 22
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC
7:00 PM

Saturday, September 23
Bookfest St. Louis at The McPherson
St. Louis, MO
5:00 PM
Science Fiction Panel – also with Charlie Jane Anders, Mark Tiedemann, and Ann Leckie.

Sunday, September 24
Women and Children First
Chicago, IL
Also with Charlie Jane Anders.
4:00 PM

Thursday, September 28
Books Inc
Alameda, CA
7:00 PM

Saturday, September 30
Borderlands Café
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM

Malka Older, Null States

Monday, September 18
Kinokuniya Bookstore
New York, NY
6:00 PM

Thursday, September 28
East City Bookshop
Washington, DC
6:30 PM

Sarah Porter, When I Cast Your Shadow

Thursday, September 14
The Astoria Bookshop
Astoria, NY

Linda Stasi, Book of Judas

Monday, September 18
7:00 PM
Also with Nelson DeMille

Thursday, September 28
Book Revue
Huntington, NY
7:00 PM

Sage Walker, The Man in the Tree

Saturday, September 16
Page One Bookstore
Albuquerque, NM
4:00 PM
Also with Jeffe Kennedy.

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